Oh yeah - this is a garden blog. If only I had any enthusiasm to step out into the garden - even to water! As Ann Miller said in some old movie we saw once, "it's too darned hot". Right now I am finishing up seed saving - the end of the tomato harvest (it seems like I've hardly had any harvest at all!)....sweet and hot peppers, and eggplant. I've got stacks of paper plates with drying seeds in my office, waiting to be stored in plastic vials - a perfect activity for rainy winter days!
Aside from picking some green beans, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, the final gardening chores of the year will be digging into the weeds to see if any potatoes formed, and preparing for my garden talk at Monticello on Saturday, Sept. 11. I will be focusing on the story of the Dwarf project to date. Sue and I hope to see some of you there!